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Old 29 December 2010, 04:32   #1
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easy launch gadget

http://www.boatcatch.com/

the boat that i have been using down under is fitted with one el of a supa gadget as link attached never seen any thing in the uk simmilar b4,
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Old 29 December 2010, 06:02   #2
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Seems like an answer to a problem that never existed?
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Old 29 December 2010, 06:29   #3
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What would happen if he pulled the lanyard before the boat was in the water

After watching a couple of boats being deposited on to the slipway I like to see at least two methods of holding down the bow when reversing into the water which kind of negates the need for an easy release system.
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Old 29 December 2010, 07:13   #4
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See it happen twice also - both through the rear view mirror of my truck. Luckily at Peterhead we have an old mine coal conveyor belt on the slip so no harm done. In both cases the stitching failed on webbing that was only a few weeks old. Luckily I am an early riser and both screw-ups were done without an audience.

Winching the Northcraft back on was not too difficult. Would not like to do it with the weight of the Osprey.

Now have a separate rope on the eye that only comes off when the back end of the boat is in the water. I think on the next Rib I would ask for a separate eye on the bow.

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Old 29 December 2010, 11:54   #5
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My ratchet round the trailer from the bow eye only comes off when ready to roll off and goes back on before I pull out (ooh err!)
Winches are not reliable bits of kit to hold up a boat costing many thousands of pounds never mind the personal risks......
While that system looks good in theory I am not sure I would like to rely on it form my RIB.
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Old 29 December 2010, 17:09   #6
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I like the idea of being able to drive on to the trailer and have an automatic latching mechanism so that I don't have to leave the engine in gear and prop spinning whilst I leave the helm and fasten the winch strap on.
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